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Old 10-20-2019, 02:19 AM   #26
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

Explain what you mean in the 67dd hand? That's an absolutely huge punt.
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:22 PM   #27
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Old 11-03-2019, 12:03 PM   #28
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Explain what you mean in the 67dd hand? That's an absolutely huge punt.
Just much of my 4bet bluffing range is going to contain an Ace or a King so on the rare occasions I'm here with suited connectors I'll need to barreling off or I'll be deprived of bluffs?

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October




November so far







I've been spending a lot of my nights here in Hanoi performing stand-up comedy at open mics around the city. The unfortunate reality of doing stand-up is that going out to perform a 10-15 set will actually eat away 4 hours of my day when taking into account the transportation, waiting to go on stage and trying to network with people after the show. And it's a lot worse back in Bangkok, where I have to hand out flyers for two hours on the infamous Khao San Road to get the stage time, all unpaid.

So to try and work on my poker game and put in the hours on the tables on top of that is a really draining job, especially when I'm also trying to fit in going to the gym regularly, learning German, blogging and writing new material.



I've also got a bit of a sweat going because the woman at the Thai embassy was pretty skeptical when I applied for my 4th tourist Visa after seeing I already had three stamps in my Passport. She took my application form, passport and $40, so fingers crossed when I go back on Tuesday I've been given the green light. I am trying not to think about it much, but it will be a nightmare if I get rejected here because one of my friends from back home is flying into Bangkok later in the month to meet me. He's super excited about it so I don't want to ruin his mood by telling him he'll be visiting me in Vietnam instead



I'm a big fan of Hanoi. Would recommend here to anyone for a visit or a visa run. Much prettier city than Saigon and a much better creative expat scene. Egg coffee is the absolute business too.



Will let you guys know as soon as I find out if I can get on my flight to Chiang Mai on Thursday



Would love to hear stories any of you guys may have about not getting in/almost not getting into Thailand and what you did about it.
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:05 PM   #29
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

Cool thread man.

I think Thai immigration has been getting stricter as of late. Last year a woman at DMK eyeballed my passport pretty hard and asked to see my flight out before letting me in. Couldn't find my ticket on my phone so I was sweating, but my gf talked to them and I was good.

You should probably get a new passport if you've got a lot of stamps or visas. I have 9 or 10 entries since 2016. Got a new passport this year and they let me through without a second glance.
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:10 PM   #30
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

Every man and his dog getting rejected at the moment.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:25 AM   #31
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

I got the visa approved. So that's the first battle over. I'm flying into Chiang Mai tomorrow who are known for being more chill than the Bangkok airports. Will let you know if I get in.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:56 AM   #32
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

I got in!

Absolutely no problems whatsoever. The guy at border control didn't say a word as he gave my passport the stamp of approval.


My friend is coming to visit me on the 21st, so I wan't to put in 8+ hours into poker every day until then.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:18 AM   #33
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

Settling back into Bangkok and month still going okay, although volume could be better.






Vs reg. Think I should've folded on such a disaster card.


PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.50/$1.00 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $204.63 (205 bb)
MP: $120.97 (121 bb)
CO: $100.00 (100 bb)
BU (Hero): $153.74 (154 bb)
SB: $100.00 (100 bb)
BB: $102.72 (103 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with K Q
2 players fold, CO raises to $2.25, Hero 3-bets to $7.50, 2 players fold, CO calls $5.25

Flop: ($16.50) T J 2 (2 players)
CO checks, Hero bets $5.17, CO raises to $18.18, Hero calls $13.01

Turn: ($52.86) A (2 players)
CO bets $19.50, Hero calls $19.50

River: ($91.86) T (2 players)
CO bets $54.82 (all-in), Hero calls $54.82

Total pot: $201.50 (Rake: $2.50)

Showdown:
CO shows Q K (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 53%, Flop: 52%, Turn: 60%, River: 100%)

BU (Hero) shows K Q (a straight, Ten to Ace)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 47%, Flop: 48%, Turn: 40%, River: 0%)

CO wins $199



Super thin, but I felt everything better would've surely jammed before the river.

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.50/$1.00 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $117.47 (117 bb)
MP: $117.21 (117 bb)
CO: $101.00 (101 bb)
BU (Hero): $104.82 (105 bb)
SB: $104.13 (104 bb)
BB: $103.50 (104 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BTN with Q A
UTG raises to $2.20, 2 players fold, Hero 3-bets to $8, 2 players fold, UTG calls $5.80

Flop: ($17.50) A Q 4 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $5.48, UTG calls $5.48

Turn: ($28.46) J (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $20, UTG calls $20

River: ($68.46) 5 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $71.34 (all-in), UTG calls $71.34

Total pot: $211.14 (Rake: $2.50)

Showdown:
BU (Hero) shows Q A (two pair, Aces and Queens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 25%, Flop: 84%, Turn: 84%, River: 100%)

UTG shows A K (a pair of Aces)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 75%, Flop: 16%, Turn: 16%, River: 0%)

BU (Hero) wins $208.64




Got a comedy thing I'm filming and editing with one of my stand-up friends here in BKK. Can anyone recommend some good, preferably free video editing editing software?
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:55 AM   #34
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

Good to see you back posting & things are going well for you mate
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:46 PM   #35
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

Innnnnn glglgl
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:24 AM   #36
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Good to see you back posting & things are going well for you mate
Thanks mate, happy to be back on here!

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Cheers son!


Things going well since last update. Nice to start winning back some of the ev I've been down this year.




Vs nitty reg. Probably should've folded vs 1.4 4bet range

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.50/$1.00 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $93.22 (93 bb)
MP: $226.12 (226 bb)
CO: $148.17 (148 bb)
BU: $100.50 (101 bb)
SB (Hero): $112.10 (112 bb)
BB: $128.44 (128 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with J J
3 players fold, BTN raises to $3, Hero 3-bets to $11, 1 fold, BTN 4-bets to $24.50, Hero calls $13.50

Flop: ($50) 8 T 5 (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets $76 (all-in), Hero calls $76

Turn: ($202) 9 (2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($202) Q (2 players, 1 all-in)

Total pot: $202 (Rake: $2.50)

Showdown:
BU shows Q Q (three of a kind, Queens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 82%, Flop: 90%, Turn: 86%, River: 0%)

SB (Hero) shows J J (a straight, Eight to Queen)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 18%, Flop: 10%, Turn: 14%, River: 100%)

SB (Hero) wins $199.50


Pretty sick

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.50/$1.00 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $139.39 (139 bb)
MP: $110.44 (110 bb)
CO: $224.79 (225 bb)
BU: $100.50 (101 bb)
SB: $107.50 (108 bb)
BB (Hero): $139.55 (140 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with Q J
3 players fold, BTN raises to $2.20, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.20

Flop: ($4.90) K 9 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks

Turn: ($4.90) 7 (2 players)
Hero bets $6.66, BTN calls $6.66

River: ($18.22) T (2 players)
Hero bets $24.75, BTN raises to $91.64 (all-in), Hero calls $66.89

Total pot: $201.50 (Rake: $2.50)

Showdown:
BU shows 9 K (a full house, Nines full of Kings)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 57%, Flop: 95%, Turn: 98%, River: 0%)

BB (Hero) shows Q J (a straight flush, King high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 43%, Flop: 5%, Turn: 2%, River: 100%)

BB (Hero) wins $199
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:22 PM   #37
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

Done for the month.







Rolled high

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.50/$1.00 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $88.75 (89 bb)
MP: $101.50 (102 bb)
CO: $162.54 (163 bb)
BU: $107.78 (108 bb)
SB: $116.26 (116 bb)
BB (Hero): $104.26 (104 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with 6 7
2 players fold, CO raises to $2.50, 2 players fold, Hero calls $1.50

Flop: ($5.50) 2 2 7 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $2.30, Hero raises to $7.50, CO raises to $19.50, Hero calls $12

Turn: ($44.50) T (2 players)
Hero checks, CO checks

River: ($44.50) A (2 players)
Hero bets $82.26 (all-in), CO folds

Total pot: $44.50 (Rake: $2.22)
BB (Hero) wins $42.28


Dream river

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.50/$1.00 - 6 players
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UTG: $101.50 (102 bb)
MP: $108.32 (108 bb)
CO: $110.70 (111 bb)
BU: $407.40 (407 bb)
SB: $323.52 (324 bb)
BB (Hero): $110.61 (111 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with Q K
UTG raises to $2.10, 1 fold, CO calls $2.10, 2 players fold, Hero 3-bets to $12.50, UTG calls $10.40, 1 fold

Flop: ($27.60) 8 Q Q (2 players)
Hero bets $8, UTG calls $8

Turn: ($43.60) 7 (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $10.36, Hero calls $10.36

River: ($64.32) J (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $70.64 (all-in), Hero calls $70.64

Total pot: $205.60 (Rake: $2.50)

Showdown:
UTG shows T T (two pair, Queens and Tens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 56%, Flop: 9%, Turn: 5%, River: 0%)

BB (Hero) shows Q K (three of a kind, Queens)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 44%, Flop: 91%, Turn: 95%, River: 100%)

BB (Hero) wins $203.10

Vs random

PokerStars Zoom, Hold'em No Limit - $0.50/$1.00 - 6 players
Replay this hand on Upswing Poker

UTG: $103.18 (103 bb)
MP: $189.92 (190 bb)
CO: $172.99 (173 bb)
BU: $103.00 (103 bb)
SB (Hero): $100.24 (100 bb)
BB: $146.21 (146 bb)

Pre-Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with K 4
4 players fold, Hero raises to $3, BB calls $2

Flop: ($6) A J 5 (2 players)
Hero bets $1.88, BB calls $1.88

Turn: ($9.76) 9 (2 players)
Hero bets $13.26, BB calls $13.26

River: ($36.28) A (2 players)
Hero checks, BB bets $1, Hero raises to $82.10 (all-in), BB calls $81.10

Total pot: $200.48 (Rake: $2.50)

Showdown:
SB (Hero) shows K 4 (a flush, Ace high - higher flush)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 67%, Flop: 66%, Turn: 80%, River: 100%)

BB shows 3 2 (a flush, Ace high)
(Equity - Pre-Flop: 33%, Flop: 34%, Turn: 20%, River: 0%)

SB (Hero) wins $197.98




My pal from Scotland is coming to visit me tomorrow, which is why I'm calling the month there. I'll be showing him around Bangkok for 5 days before heading up north to Chiang Mai and Pai for a week before returning for one last night in Bangkok on the second. It'll be full on grind time from the 3rd until the rest of the year.




This month I went 7 days straight with only eating food I bought from 7-Eleven. I finished up the challenge yesterday and I will make a blog post about the whole experience soon




Good luck for the rest of November and I'll be back to posting more poker content when I return to playing on December 3rd. Might pop in before then to post few snaps of us with the elephants or something
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:21 PM   #38
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Re: One Last Bite At The Cherry

67ss is an epic punt, why are you even randomising this spot?

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Pfft I've got roommates who've been doing that **** for months!
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:29 PM   #39
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Run it through pio when you have some spare time
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:29 PM   #40
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And eating only 7-Eleven was a lot harder than I thought it'd be. Not so much swallowing down their food, but resisting the food from everywhere else was a grind
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:40 AM   #41
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Subbed glgl! Played some with you. Do you play most of your volume on zoom or split between reg tables?
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:51 AM   #42
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Gl man! Who are some of your favorite comedians right now?
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Old 11-20-2019, 05:51 AM   #43
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what? why???
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:34 AM   #44
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Following my friend, glgl
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:29 AM   #45
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what? why???
To show it's not a massive punt?
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:13 AM   #46
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Fwiw, haven't pio'd but I don't really see how you can call that a punt. Bb has more 2x which plays this way. Co likely has air or range which beats some thing's but wants to deny turn/river equity with hands like 88-jj if he as a 3b flop range.

You have very little 0 equity airballs by the river so you need to be betting some hands which have some SDV. The logic is there.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:42 AM   #47
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Oh my b I totally missed the flop 3b, ye it's good, **** randomising it though do it every single time!
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:39 PM   #48
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And eating only 7-Eleven was a lot harder than I thought it'd be. Not so much swallowing down their food, but resisting the food from everywhere else was a grind
I've liked the 7/11 meals so far. I just have no idea what I'm eating. I hope it's chicken.
I arrived in Chiang Mai few days ago.
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Old 11-20-2019, 01:13 PM   #49
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Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to.
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Old 11-22-2019, 04:51 AM   #50
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Got a comedy thing I'm filming and editing with one of my stand-up friends here in BKK. Can anyone recommend some good, preferably free video editing editing software?
Davinci Resolve or Blender
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